A new month means one thing; brand new games! And, if you’re looking to add a plethora of new games to your PC libraries, Humble has your back.
For a small cost (up to £15.99 a month), you can download and keep up to 12 new games. And the better news is, you’ll be supporting some great charities whilst you’re at it!
Humble’s charity of choice for August is; Worldreader. Worldreader’s goal is to, “work globally with partners to support vulnerable and underserved communities with digital reading solutions that help improve learning outcomes, workforce readiness, and gender equity” [c/o Worldreader.org].
See? Just by buying some great games, you can help make an impact. Speaking of games;
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Published by: 505 Games
Developed by: ArtPlay
“Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is the FULL game experience, an exploration-focused, side-scroller action RPG packing all of the best features you’ve come to know and love from the Metroidvania genre into a single, content-packed game.
Play as Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist’s curse which slowly crystallizes her body. In order to save herself, and indeed, all of humanity, she must battle her way through a demon-infested castle summoned by Gebel, her old friend whose body and mind has become more crystal than flesh”.Humble
Published by: Donkey Crew
Developed by: Donkey Crew
“Last Oasis is a Nomadic Survival MMO. Earth has stopped rotating, and the last human survivors need to outrun the scorching Sun in a massive Open World.
Traverse the world on your walker: a wooden, wind-powered machine inspired by Theo Jansen’s amazing strandbeests. Walkers are mobile bases that can be adapted for travel, transportation, harvesting, and combat. Personalise your walker to fit your needs with a multitude of structures, attachments, and upgrades!
The sun burns the land in the west, turning it to dust. In order to stay ahead of the obliterating sun, nomads must explore new territories that slowly emerge on the eastern horizon, where the Earth has long been frozen in impenetrable ice”.Humble
Published by: Pillow Castle Games
Developed by: Pillow Castle Games
“Perception is reality. In this mind-bending first-person puzzler, you explore a surreal dream world and solve impossible puzzles using the ambiguity of depth and perspective.
As you fall asleep with the TV on 3AM, you will catch a glimpse of Dr.Pierce’s Somnasculpt dream therapy programme. By the time you open your eyes, you’re already dreaming – beginning the first stages of this experimental programme. Welcome to Superliminal.
Superliminal is a first-person puzzle game based on forced perspective and optical illusions. Puzzles in this game give you a sense of the unexpected. Players need to change their perspective and think outside the box”.Humble
Out of Space
Published by: Behold Studios
Developed by: Behold Studios
“Out of Space is a LOCAL and ONLINE co-op multiplayer game about living together in a house in space.
You and your friends are about to move into a house in space, where you will have to deal with a deadly alien infestation and face the challenges of building a sustainable spaceship, all to make your new place feel as cozy as home!
Each match starts in a procedurally generated spaceship house that will demand your best planning and teamwork skills to become clean and comfy. You and your friends will need to generate resources, recycle trash and alien goo, buy and build new technologies, and take care of one another, if you ever want to call home the mess that you got into.
As a COUCH-FUN game, Out of Space has short matches and is easy for everyone to grab a controller and play. At the same time also as a STRATEGY game, it will require short and long-term decisions, expanding and conquering new rooms and building technology to automate tasks”.Humble
We Need to Go Deeper
Published by: Deli Interactive
Developed by: Deli Interactive
“DIVE. DISCOVER. DIE.
Crew a submarine with friends in We Need To Go Deeper – a two-four-player cooperative submarine roguelike set in a Verne-inspired undersea universe.
Designed with human interaction in mind, in We Need to Go Deeper you communicate or perish. Play with friends, strangers, or bots!
Pilot, repair, load torpedoes, and reroute power as you and your crew dash around one of several unlockable submarines on your voyage into the deep.
‘The Living Infinite’ is an ever-changing undersea trench – with randomised biomes, on-foot expeditions, loot, civilisations, and a dynamic difficulty system to keep you guessing every time you take a dive.
From wrenches, to wedding rings, to electricity-powered weaponry, a wide selection of tools and weapons await discovery.
Choose from a wide variety of era-specific outfits from the 19th century so you can dive in style! Non-gender-specific mustaches included”.Humble
Published by: Humble Games
Developed by: Sunhead Games
“Carto is a charming adventure game wrapped around a unique, world-altering puzzle mechanic. Use this power to explore mysterious lands, help a quirky cast of characters, and guide Carto on her journey back to her family.
Separated from her Granny during a storm, young Carto must use her innate cartography powers to map and manipulate the world around her on her quest to be reunited. As she discovers new ‘pieces’ of the game map, players can rearrange them to shape the levels themselves – unlocking new paths, puzzles, and story moments.
Carto will traverse strange new lands, learn their cultures, and enlist the help of new friends along the way in this hand-crafted adventure”.Humble
As Far As The Eye
Developed by: Unexpected Studio
“Wake up, swell up, and get up. Sigh.
It is time to bring back to me the Pupils scattered throughout the world and to guide them. Do not worry, they will recognise you as soon as they feel your breath on their faces, as soon as they see their woolen clothes spinning, they will understand because they are waiting for you. Caress their feet, carry their bodies, lift their spirit and instill hope and perseverance in them.
Do not skimp on the gusts that will make them realise that the road is long and that it must continue, always, As Far As I.
You play as the wind guiding the Pupils, a tribe that must reach the center of the world. You’ll have to manage their resources, their buildings, and their lives. Help them grow wiser through agriculture, crafting, scientific and mystical research before the world is submerged. Be careful though, you have to manage your tribe perfectly and make sure they’re not starving or taken by surprise by the waters.
The game is a nomadic turn-based city builder. Begin a procedurally generated journey and survive halt after halt, as far as the Eye.Humble
Published by: Halcyon Winds
Developed by: Halcyon Winds
“The Pangu Virus has been unleashed in San Francisco, turning thousands of innocent lives into mindless beasts that feel no pain and have no fear of death. With each passing hour, the Pangu Virus evolves, creating new and ever more horrific mutations with one goal in mind… Spread.
You are Captain Winter, a military officer fighting alongside the Center for Epidemic Research and Control (CERC). With a massive arsenal and the resources of the US Government behind it, you and CERC will stop at nothing to ensure the terror of the Pangu Virus does not escalate beyond containment, even if a whole city and millions of lives must be sacrificed”.Humble
Published by: Curve Digital
Developed by: The Molasses Flood
“Having followed the call of a mysterious crow, you find yourself trapped in The Hollow, a shattered mirror of our world plagued by a mysterious source of evil. Your only way home is to rescue the Drakes, rebuild their home, and drive out the enemies that have ruined their world. Explore, build and thrive together in this third person, coop, survival-building adventure.
Rescue Drakes, build their homes, raise them, and reap the rewards of a thriving village. Keep the Drakes happy and healthy, and they’ll keep rewarding you more powerful buffs – and gifts, to boot.
Explore an endless procedurally generated world, populated by feral beasts and hazards. Build networks of waypoints to quickly traverse from place to place, and to ferry supplies back to your village.
Expand and level up your camp to support your growing community. Add defenses to protect the village when away, and build increasingly productive improvements to provide food, water, and entertainment for your Drake buddies”.Humble
Published by: No More Robots
Developed by: Sharkbomb
“Build a loyal band of followers and survive the journey across a broken world. Barely.
Take on the role of a powerful leader and mystic. Empowered with the gifts of technopathy, the ability to sense and affect electrical currents.
You are the last hope to a band of outcastes and refugees. Lead them across the randomly generated wastelands. Pick fights with greedy slavers and crazy machines using the turn-based card combat. Can you survive long enough to reach the mysterious Crypt?”Humble
Published by: Robi Studios
Developed by: Graffiti Games
“Journey through the desolated kingdom of Penumbra and discover the hidden secrets of this long-forgotten land.
Explore mystical temples, where you’ll need to master the art of movement to survive increasingly difficult 3D platforming challenges. During your adventure you’ll slash your way through daunting adversaries, encounter survivors and take on strange quests to collect valuable items.
Leap through deadly traps and master movement to navigate gradually demanding platforming challenges..
Encounter dangerous enemies with distinct fighting styles and partake in intense combat-platforming boss fights”.Humble
Encodya – Provided via GOG.com
Published by: Assemble Entertainment
Developed by: Chaosmonger Studio, Nicola Piovesan
“Neo Berlin, 2062.
Tina – a nine-year-old orphan – lives with SAM-53 – her big clumsy robot guardian –in a rooftop makeshift shelter in Neo-Berlin, a dark megalopolis controlled by corporations. Tina is an urban jungle kid, who has learned to live alone, scavenging from city dumpsters and eking out a living from scraps. Her funny robot is always with her, programmed to protect her no matter what.
One day, the little girl discovers that her father left her an important mission: to finish his plan to save the world from grayness! Tina and SAM embark on an incredible adventure across different realities full of bizarre robotic creatures and grotesque human beings. Through puzzles and exciting dialogues, they’ll find out the true meaning of being alive.
The sweetness and creativity of Studio Ghibli, the setting and atmosphere of Blade Runner and the humor and game style of Monkey Island: these are the ingredients that inspired ENCODYA, a point-and-click adventure game set in a dystopian future”.Humble
And there you have it. 12 games from a host of different publishers, some you’ll know, some you’re yet to discover. And the best part is, you can get any [or even all] of these games for around £15!
Plus, you’ll be helping sponsor a worthwhile cause in a problematic time. Who says gaming doesn’t benefit anyone?
ABG’s Senior Editor (News), YouTube content creator/streamer.